No More Excuses!

Isn’t time that we rid ourselves of our own rationalizations, empty all the restrictive reasoning, and free ourselves from justifications? Many of us are faced with the same inhibitions that weigh us down, stop us from living a life full of meaningful experiences. There are 18 inhibitions that cause the framework for all false rationalizations. As I list these 18, I will also rebuttal them with New beliefs that will help you overcome these excuses (although well justified by your own rationale), that are still very harmful to your happiness.

Risky                                      Fear of criticism

Fulfill destiny, elevate life                                                                                                      Peace you feel because you ignore the risk is far greater than staying stuck in a belief that is really only an excuse      

Difficult                                  example losing weight

It is a useful suffering that can only lead to a longer life, easier life with fewer health issues                                                                                                                      Everything requires that very first step which brings you closer to the end goal 

Longtime                             will take too long

Live in the present moment anyhow; there is only now                                                   The longer you take to start, the longer it will take 

Family Drama

We are born into our families and taken care of by them however we are not owned by anyone                                                                                                                                          We can do good for someone but we don’t owe anyone anything                                 We are not obliged by desires of kin                                                                                         We are not a possession and our children are not possessions of ours                       We create our own music to be heard; we must not die with music still in me             It is more respectful and honorable to live the life that we want; our family should be proud of us 

Deserving                            nothing ever works, prevention

Worthiness is not earned; therefore we deserve anything that is important to us 

Not my nature                               stuck in a rut, always this way, born this way

Allow nature of things in your life to be nurtured                                                         There is no proof that the way you’ve been is your only nature; even evolution changes                                                                                                                                               All you have ever known is not all you will ever know 

Can’t afford it                                   broke, no savings, no one can lend me money

A world of abundance is easy enough to access through knowledge and connections  Assistance I need is available and on its way, if I ask and learn how                    Internal knowing that what you need to achieve you can, even if it takes a while        Make alternative plans; get a loan or start a fundraiser 

No one will help me                         no family, friends, or anyone that I know

This is invalid; if you lose confidence in yourself, the universe will work against you, the world is filled with people that want to help                                                       Ball is in your court, it starts with you and the passion you have to accomplish your task and it is this passion that you will be able to access help                                       You are never alone

Never happened before                   history repeats itself

Leaving past where it belongs; new evolutions come about every day                       Past has no bearing on what I have and will create                                                            All the more reason to let something new and different happen now                     Since I’ve never done this before, I want to add this to my repertoire and have this experience now 

Not strong enough                          not physically, mentally, or spiritually capable

Will is your strength; don’t use your own ideas of yourself to justify not doing something                                                                                                                                      Have fortitude of character and mind                                                                                      Be vigilant, active, and brave                                                                                               What people think of you, is none of your business 

Not smart enough                           my marks, educators, and parents said so

Academia I.Q. is not the only form of intelligence                                                                  It is a visual conception and passion that manifests into creation; not intelligence    We are all created with exactly as much intelligence needed to accomplish our missions                                                                                                                                Willpower changes the brain                                                                                            Trusting in your wisdom; is trusting in the wisdom that created you                      Don’t second guess yourself 

Too old; not old enough                   can’t teach an old dog new tricks; childhood, educators

Rather than counting the times the Earth rotates the Sun; just enjoy the Earth and the Sun the best way you can                                                                                                 There is an unlimited side of you that lives independent of your body; you can train your body                                                                                                                                       Your mind doesn’t age; you are your age- but your wisdom, ideas, passions, and creation, have no age 

Rules won’t let me                       conventional/sterile ‘shoulds’ and ‘should not’

Obstacle to health and happiness                                                                                              Listen to your heart                                                                                                                          It is your God-given right to improve yourself 

 Too big                                        the task or dream is too big for me to pursue or accomplish

Success demands small thinking (even if the idea is too big)                                        Take it one step at a time                                                                                                               Be in the here and now; live each now moment at a time 

No energy                                   tired, exhausted, weary, sloppy habits, low energy thinking

An avalanche of energy is needed; fun, energetic thoughts in every day thinking        Meditation helps with promoting positive and energetic thoughts                        Vitality-way of thinking filled with purpose and elevation                                        Intend to create thoughts                                                                                                         Once you start something it usually gets easier, and harder to stop (energy just comes when you do it)                                                                                                            Because you get involved and focused on what you are doing that you don’t feel tired anymore 

My personal family history          stuck in the past, you must be like them

It is learned, in the past and over; relatives did and said what they had to do          Universe matches your thinking so have a stronger mindset                                          Re-imagine gratitude and appreciate what you went through because it made you exactly what you are supposed to be now                                                                                Having a bit of the history does sometimes keep you on the right path                        This is now; your life                                                                                                                        Attract the people you want; like-minded people 

Too busy                                              overwhelmed; chosen by me

Examine how you prioritize your life; what is most important to you                    Intend to make time for yourself; if you feel good, you can do good                        Smile is the master of your body; make yourself happy                                                  Breathe in and out every day and smell those roses                                                                I make time to exercise because I am too busy to get sick 

Scared                                    fear, anxiety

Love cannot be fear; fear cannot be love                                                                          Therefore trust and love yourself enough to know that you can do anything that you would love to do                                                                                                                              Let go and let God 

Next week I will write about the Principles that will help these 18 inhibitors further and affirm the beliefs that were discussed (bolded above). 

~Christine Iliadis                                                                                                                                  Author of Paradox of Freedom

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Make your subconscious mind work for you!

The subconscious mind is the most powerful instrument that you have,              processing  4 000 000 000 bits of information per second, while the conscious mind can process only 2 000 bits; making the subconscious mind 2 million times faster.

It is a huge memory bank with unlimited capacity and is responsible for your emotional state every moment of your life; managing your reality. When you experience pain your conscious mind pushes it to the subconscious where it lingers, giving off negative effects which can last a lifetime. When negative situations are triggered, your first reaction is to blame; other people, the government, the climate, or whatever else you happen to choose.

When you meditate though, you are able to access those deep buried painful situations and bring them to the surface so you can access them. As painful as it may seem, this can be equally gratifying. By accessing them, you can then contend with those painful situations in a positive way one at a time. Understand why this situation affects you and how you can modify its hold it has on you.

There are two ways to handle this problem; either fix it or look at it differently.              For instance, let’s pretend that you don’t like your work schedule because of its lack of consistency.

To fix the problem you might ask for a more fixed schedule at your existing job, or look for another job that meets your needs.

If neither of these choices is good for you, then it’s time to let your subconscious mind appease you by looking at the situation differently.

‘When you change the way you look at things, the way you look at thing change.’

You may want to look at your scattered schedule as exciting because it is unknown and mysterious from week-to-week. You might see your work schedule as never boring or monotonous and offers a great change from one week to the next. It is a well-known fact that change is as good as a rest. Having a non-static schedule can offer you time to comply with government and store hours that you may not have had access to otherwise.

So now you’ve come up with the different perception, now what?                                    Now you meditate by affirming these positive perceptions daily so that your subconscious mind accepts them as your new truth. Repetition is key to affirming anything into your mind, just as advertising needs to be repeated in order for consumers to remember the product. It is only when you can accomplish this feat that you can completely make your subconscious mind work for you.

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Let your subconcsious mind work for you; Reach a Higher Level of Power.

Most of us associate intelligence with the ability or capacity of our conscious mind. What if I told you that you can acquire more intelligence through your subconscious mind? What if I said…it’s all in your head?

It sounds profound, doesn’t it?

Every single human being on this planet has the capacity to tap into this higher level of knowledge.

What you don’t know is that you tap into it every night when you sleep.

Why then you ask, is it not working for you?

It doesn’t work for you because you have the tools and you don’t know how to use them yet. You need to learn to use them and then you need to master this new approach. I can show you how. It takes time and practice as most things that are worth it, does!

We as humans are able to use 11% or our 3-pound organ called our brain. Of this 11%, most of us only use 3%. (I believe Einstein may have used the 11%). So what are we doing with our 89% of our accessible brain?

It can’t be there for no good reason at all? Just as Astrophysics scientists believe that there is a reason for all the universe and dark matter; Neuroscientists believe that there is a reason for all the gray matter that’s in our brain.

I do believe that our subconscious mind accounts for the 89% of our brains that we do not use while we are conscious. Our brain backs up all the information that we have gathered during the day and stores it in our subconscious. A storage even though used, does not initiate intelligence. We, therefore, do not alter that 89% of our brain when we use it as storage. It is my understanding that we utilize it effectively when we make it work for us.

It is common knowledge that when we sleep our mind jumbles all the events that have happened over the course of our ‘wakeful’ hours and tries to make sense of it. This process must occur in our REM state which is when we dream. This is why sometimes we cannot make sense of our dreams. I feel that it is at this point when we can reach our higher level.

If we train our subconscious brain I believe that we can do a great many things. We need to feed our conscious mind positive thought and affirmations throughout the day so that it will filter this positive feedback into our subconscious as we sleep.

So let’s discuss what we can do and what we can achieve…

  • control your behavior
  • break bad habits
  • get rid of unwanted emotions
  • fix your belief system
  • feel healthier and stronger physically by ridding yourself of some ailments that may have been either created or worsened by negative or fearful thoughts that festered over time
  • feel healthier and stronger mentally by being in control of your mind, emotions, and thoughts
  • feel healthier and stronger spiritually by truly understanding yourself and being free of immobilizers that inhibit you from moving forward as I explained in depth in my self-help book, ‘Paradox of Freedom’
  • feed your brain only positive thoughts during your waking hours (negative thoughts fester and cause psychosomatic medical ailments)
  • feed your body a lot of green vegetables because they have enzymes which counter-balance the acidity in our bodies (enzymes ultimately cure ailments naturally over time; while acidity potentially causes a lot of medical problems)
  • turn every negative feedback into a positive one (find the good in everything/everyone)
  • affirm positive and direct statements before bed of things you want to achieve (this will allow your subconscious mind to figure out how you propose to accomplish this request
  • affirm positive and direct compliments about yourself and your general demeanor before bed to instill acceptance and love for yourself

How your Subconscious Mind works:

  • Does not differentiate between visualizations and real situations
  • Recognizes real time regardless if sleeping or awake consciously
  • Believes your innermost truth; it will, therefore, take longer to alter new thought (that is why it is imperative that only good positive thoughts go in)
  • Physical changes are caused by one thing; the belief or the thought (Example losing weight or becoming ill or pulse racing from anxiety)
  • Thoughts and expectations serve as the master plan; subconscious mind will do its best to make it come true
  • Always in search for proof of every feedback and thought
  • Always prevails in conflicts with the conscious mind because it is more powerful
  • While you sleep to process everything and store it correctly to use information when needed (access negative clutter slows the system down- many people reboot by detoxing their mind with psychotherapy or burning papers of negative statements)

For all the reasons how the subconscious mind works it is imperative that you always feed it positive affirmations, thoughts that are happy and fulfilling. You must always see the brighter side, the greener side. As ‘Pollyanna’ as this might sound…it is the only answer when reaching that higher (almost super-being) goal. Can you imagine getting everything good you want out of this life? Everything is possible to achieve at your fingertips. You have the magic wand- now use it!

It is verified and proven that to achieve anything you want in life…it truly is all in your head!

~ Christine Iliadis

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Why Do We Feel Fear?

The greatest shackles we wear in life are those forged by our own fear. Fear is a survival mechanism we use to prevent ourselves from getting hurt or risking ridicule as a result of failure.

We must not try to find escape so we can hide from pain because ultimately, in the end, it will be more painful. Some methods of escape that are used are; narcotics, alcohol, or behavioral attitudes such as; denial, disinterest, indifference or reserved nature.

Instead, becoming more interested and engaged in other people’s lives will lessen the time we spend thinking negatively about our own life. Stay pleasantly busy.

Let’s re-adjust our way of thinking by realizing that failure is not the enemy of success; just the stepping stone to achievement. If we cannot hit our target, then we must adjust our aim so it will be easier to achieve. Remember that failure is not absolute; it is experimental. Everywhere we look in history we witness examples of brilliant people that started off with an idea that failed the first few times until it became a success. The trick is not in witnessing the failure, but in recognizing that perseverance and determination will ultimately destroy fear.

Remember: To fly we must first accept the possibility of falling.


~Christine Iliadis

Why Do We Suffer?

Why do we suffer? It is within our suffering that we face challenges and difficulties which in essence, give us our lessons and strengths. The greatest learning does come from our adversities. Adversity is not a detour; it is part of the path. Thinking of struggles in this way allows us to embrace this difficult road which we must walk; it may, in fact, be our only path to success. Therefore we must not denounce our suffering.

Some problems may be more difficult than others however how we deal with our problems is what truly matters. So we must select if we will be the whiner-or-winner and if we will resort to being the victim-or-victor?

Other times our struggles come from an external conflict. If this involves animosity or grudge, learn to forgive and let go so that you can move forward. Forgiveness can be unnerving, so when it overwhelms you think of this following phrase.

The ship releases its anchor not for the anchor’s benefit, but for the ship; as forgiveness does less for the forgiven than to the forgiver.

Release resentment = Freedom


~Christine Iliadis